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D«J Moin«» Sunday Register July If, ifW 2«L Local Section ! What Do Tou Think? Question- What do you think in going to happen when people get fed tip with rising taxes? (Aniwtri obltine* it wlurtan ceuncll meetlMJ.) Lylc Kchm, superintendent of the Urbandale schools: "There will have to be another way Monday for reservations and i equalize state support sales for "lolanthe," the for a school district. anniversary Gilbert and This would be done by Sullivan operetta to be pro- | Cvy j nR a uniform tax cluced by the young people's QVer |hfi glaW _ Then , he nonprofit organization called fundg wou , d be gjven out the Summer Operetta Work- f|) proport , on to t h e shop, Inc. number of students in Performances of the musical ()lc sd)oo] A p , an like satire about the fairies' legal (hjs wou | d firsl navc (o battle with the British House of bo aut h or i/,ed by the Lords against discrimination slate Legislature. In a will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Sat- ( )j s t r jct like Urbandale this kind of help is de.s- urday and Sunday at the Play- p cra tcly needed because there just isn't a large house, with a Sunday matinee cn0 ugh tax base." al 2 o'clock. Prices are $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12; at. the Sunday matinee, adult admission is $1.50. The box office is open from I to 5 Clarence MJIIsap, mayor of Windsor Heights: "Taxes are rising fast in metropolitan areas and especially in school districts where there is no tax limit. 1 think people will demand a consolidation of services to reduce the number of administrations, and the amount of manpower and equipment. With present-day transportation facilities, many governmental units could consolidate public services. Changes will only come when more people participate in public affairs, budget hearings CLARINCI MILUAP and bond issues. This plan would provide efficient and economical operating procedures." By Nick Baldwin (Ktjlsler Sttff Wrlfir) , IOWA CITY, IA. - A number of works of art recently have ibeen acquired by the University of Iowa for the permanent collection of its Museum of Art. Ranging from an ancient Aztec stone figure from the Mexico City area to a woodcut by Feininger, these acquisitions reflect the concern of the university's art department with providing a variety of visual experiences. On the Sea Wall By Lyonel Feininger p.m. This is the first performance of "lolanthe" for. the 70-member Operetta Workshop, which began its series of Gilbert and Sullivan productions in I960 with "Trial by Jury" and "H.M.S. Pinafore." Only "The Mikado 1 ' and "Ruddigore" have been repeated. Principals in "lelanthe" will be David Beaman and Sharon Sutton (the half-mortal, shepherd and his all-mortal shep- Elmer True, West Dos Moines city manager: I think people are already perturbed by rising taxes, but they're blaming the local tax collecting body. It's just human nature, • I guess. The only remedies for higher taxes are to get the Legislature to substitute another form of revenue or to reduce services residents get from their cities. People want garbage collection, water service, street service and other services but don't want to Ulfeort Witke, director of the Museum of Art, said an exhibition of these recent acquisitions Ned J. Kissinger, Urbandale city manager:;is being planned for later this The situation in the Urhandale schools is a shining example of what can happen when people year. Sampling Cultures "Within the limitations of a get tired of taxes. This sma |i budget, we think it is de- kind of thing usually j sirable for a university ...mu- builds up. People get tojseum to have at least .» i sam- level where they're pling of many cultures available a satisfied with services and then they won't attend meetings and won't voice opinions of what they want and don't for study," he said. He added that "we didn't have a single Aztec piece nor did we have a Feininger woodcut." herdess sweetheart), Kerry pf)y |m . , hem Thp nn j y way a city can get Middlelon, Lee Seibert, Craig moncy to fj nance these services is from its Miller, David Beatty, Sarah Ri- | ax collections." deout (fairy queen), Jill Brooks (in the title role of the shepherd's mother), Becky Vogt, ''ernie Mathes and Marilyn Musser. Music director for "lolanthe" will be Paul Dicke, assisted by Miss Rideout, and an orchestra will be used. Dramatic director is Frances Richmann, and $4,000 OPERA TO PREMIERE 'The Register's lowa News Service) IOWA CITY, IA. — Tuesday dance director is Elizabeth j night will be the premiere of a Werblosky, who has been with j n e w , contemporary opera the group since its inception. called "4.000," written and Net receipts from this year's composed by two University of operetta will go to The Farm, !•! n w a professors—novelist Inc., an outdoor creative arts '• Vance Bourjaily of the Writers program for children whose lo- Workshop and Tom Turner of the Music School. The words and music — to be heard in four 8 p.m. performances Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in Macbridc auditorium — describe a construction camp poker game (the $4,000 of the title is won by the hero, Al), ensuing quarrels over the money and a seductive local temptress, a chase through the swamp and a tragic fight. cale is the old Clive prison acreage west of Des Moines. By 1970, it is hoped that at least 400 children of grades 1 through 6, many from under- penence. ''Pill" Donovan, Al's versary. will be sung by gradu- i opens with depiction of the 25- ad ~ minute, $4,000 poker game, ate student Ronald Anderson, and the second female lead will be sung by music instructor Carolyne James. Others in the cast are Frederick Crane of the ! faculty, Carroll Lehman, Daniel privileged backgrounds, may j Jepson, Grant Wills and Daniel be provided talent and recrea-1 Malloy. tinnal nnrmrtiinities in art. mu- The "4, WM. SCHWENCK GILBERT SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN Lyonel Feininger executed want. They let taxes rise, gbout 450 woodcutg , the one and then try to change i purcnagei | by the University all the things that cities | % , owa ^ „ eaf|y one ln and schools offer.; § typ|ca ,| expresslonistic People still expect services, and as long as gt Je * r they expect them they're going to realize they ^ Unjversit of lowa al . have to pay for them. | regdy owng two oi , painUngs by _ ; Feininger and one watercolor. •' Titled "On the Sea Wall," this woodcut is yet another of the many Feininger works that show a fascination with marine views. The Aztec stone figure, dating to the period 1200-1500, is of volcanic rock and measures 17 inches. No doubt symbolic of Aztec religious rites, it shows a man in a loin cloth carrying another figure by means of a pack strap. Maize Deity Because of the large rectangular headdress it is wearing and the two rosettes and two corncobs held at the side of the head, it is thought that -the figure being carried represents a maize deity. Two other examples of primitive sculpture acquired by the University of Iowa are a standing figure from Vera Cruz of the early classic period (300-600 A.D.) and a caryedjwopden figure of a war god from Zuni, N.M. Other recent acquisitions are a charcoal and crayon drawing by Will! Baumeister and two Nineteenth Century Japanese prints. Titled "Metaphysical Drawing" and dated 1947, the Baumeister drawing is abstract, filled with strange shapes suggestive of prehistoric characters inscribed on ancient walls or, perhaps, fossil and vege- Moines was made possible by a grant from the Gardner Cowles Foundation in memory of Florence Call Cowles. Exhibitions lewa City — An exhibition of m Prints by Oaumler continues through Sept. 12 at the Museum of Art of the University of towa. They are part ot a 1,000 Print collection given to L ne tlniverslly, of Iowa by Mr. and Mrs. Owen Elliott of Cedar Rap- Ms. Cedar Falls - Tomorrow is the final day of an exhibition of paintings and prints by Jack Sonenbyo at the Art Gal- University ?» Northern Iowa. A ••ener at the school of ' Sonenberg r sual Arts In New York Ciiy.sojenber-g has'Work in the collections of the Ougienneim Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery. llehard E, Wl liimi. an art Instructor 'he Iowa Lake Community CoHeteat fit, will be exhibited it the Lakes Vera Cruz Figure 300-600 A.D. Monday fhrtMrTAuo.'lV ' — An exhibition of Tibetan « today at the Laura Muiser and continual through Aug. bv the Swiss Offlea of Teen- I Assistance, the exhibition. Is.,being _.uoreo by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, There are 91 antique and IS modern carpets in this exhibition. The modern, car- pels are the result of Swiss efforts to help re,i gee Tibetans become selt-supportlnq by fostering the run industry. Through the .vwiss Office of Technical Cooperation, centers for handweavlng were established i In Nepal and unskll'ed Tibetans trained In > this art. Orlnnen — "Relief Zyclop," a sculpture by Gunter f. Kls, a German artist, has ueen added to the permanent collection of Grinnell College. The bronze relief sculp-. lure (51 inches by 51 Inches) was pur-i ' chased with funds from the Marie-Louise ; and Samuel R. Ros-inlhal Fund. AMISH PHOTOS AT STATE FAIR lowans who recall the appealing news pictures of the young and the bearded Old Amish a few years ago will be treated to more intensive studies of their ordered lives in the Iowa State Fair Photograph Salon, courtesy of the Iowa Arts Council. Sixty-five photographs were selected from some 2,000 black and white negatives, the,major: ity taken in 1967. The collection has been exhibited at the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids art centers and at the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery. Two Amjsh prints were Included in the 80-print cultural exhibit it the Photoklna show at Cologne, Germany. More than 18,000 prints were entered in the competition last September. John M. Zielinski, Rockville, Conn., the photographer of this collection, was enrolled in the University of Iowa photographic course while studying for his degree in English-creative writing from 1963-67. He is a former newspaper and wire service writer-photographer. Zielinski lived for some time near Kalona while preparing his Amish documentary and became friendly with the Amish. Driving their horses and buggies along the winding country road near Zielinski's home, they stopped to chat and, not infrequently, allowed him to photograph them in their homes or fields. State Fair dates ' are Aug. 15-24. Cherokee An exhibition of oils and watercolors by Richard E. Leet, director and resident artist of the MacNider Museum at Mason City, opens Aug. 1 at the Sanford Museum and continues through August. Mason City — An exhibition of SO draw- Ings from the permanent collection of the St. Paul, Minn., Art Center opens Sunday at the MacNider Museum and continues through Sept. 3. Artist* represented Include Isabel Bishop, Charles Burchfield, Byron Burford, Morris Graves, Leon Kroll, Rico LeBrun, Jack Cevine, Gabor Peterdl, Abraham Rattner, Ben Shahn and Eugene Speicher. — An exhibition of palntina t Dodge . J. Klt ltzman, associate professor of Robert and Doris Eckert in "$4,000," a new opera | more than three years in its! scribes a dead body in the turtles composition and writing, has swamp— The snappin The role of Al, a surveyor, j been described by rehearsal lis-1 eat the meat, and gars and will be sung by Robert Eckert j teners as a "barn burner," foxes carry off the bones . . . of the U. of I. music faculty, ! earthy rough-talking, uncon-' Ever kill anybody?' ^ slangy,. melodramat- "Sally wH, take either man wife, Doris, a graduate voice ! «c and sometimes profane. . whichever has the money. Al, student who. like her husband, The five-scene work, which; the nice guy. sees her as a vi- has had considerable opera ex- ' lasts about an hour and a half, i sion of loveliness, very desir- ' Japanese Print From Nineteenth Century week after a six-week residency as guest artist at the Des Moines - Art Center, continues Port art arid" artist "in" residence at' lowa" State University In Ames, ooens Tuesday at the B I a n d e n Art Gallery and continues through August. Kltzman this summer ir, artist In residence at the Blanden Art Gallery under auspices of the Fort Dodqe Federation of Arts. Drake Institute Panels Drake University's fourteenth annual Institute in State and i Local Government continues in its third and final week with panel discussions on contemporary problems and issues by key officials of city, county and state governments. 'UpWithPeople 9 Returns to Vets "Up With People," with a cast of 100 young adults representing volunteer performers from 17 countries and 25 states, will return to Des Moines for a single performance at Veterans Auditorium at 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7. the return engagement is sponsored Tty^a group of inter-' ested Des Moines people headed by J. C. Feldman. "Up With People." a non-profit youth organization, was chosen as the "theme float" of the 1969 presidential inaugural parade. In selecting "Up With, People," the inaugural committee said, "They best express through their music, the new spirit mankind must have to succeed in the space age." Tickets are available at all Des Moines Bishop Buffets, all East Des-Moines National-Bank. able; she's also desirable but he sees tional opportunities in art, mu sic and drama. In past years, the Summer Operetta Workshop members — who are junior and senior high school students, plus a few collegians — have donated their Gilbert and Sullivan receipts to the Easter Seal Center, the Polk County Mental Health Association. the Save the Children Foundation and other charitable organisations. Band Concert Composer Morton Gould's ''Birthday March" will be played by the Des Moines Municipal Band at the 8 p.m. outdoor concert in honor of the ninetieth birthday anniversary today of Des Moines philanthropist A. H. Blank. Other features of the fifth series concert will be solos by ', trombonist Gary White and basso John Whaley, and the performance of "Impresario March," a new composition by band member John H. Riggs, who will conduct it. Robert W. Bagley is the director of the 45- member professional ensemble. Whaley is vocal music director at Lincoln High School; White, a Drake University music sophomore, was trombone principal in two All-State high school orchestras, and also plays baritone horn. Tonight's program : Music Under trio S'»r; .. ...... /vaners Concert Marcn: Banaoiooy ..... ChieriTia "Orpheus" Overture ............. Otlenoach Beguine for Band ......... >i ......... 0;<er Blue Bells of Scotland ..... I... arr. Pryor Gary White, trombone soloist Birihday March (from "MiniSuilt") GoMa For Mr. A H. Blank Echoes From the Metrooolitan Oo«ra 000" production will be preceded by a short one- act cameo opera by Mozart, "Lo sposo deluso" (The Deluded Bridegroom), to he sung by U. of I. voice students Candace Natvig, David Colcman, Diane Board and David .ludisch. The Turner-Bourjaily opera, with much gambling talk, "business" and gossip, plus some longer reflective passages or arias. Then Sally enters, with an aria, and the conflict grows. "The men," says Mrs. Eckert, "have been using card players' terms, along with immoral, not nice, and knows she's avaricious." The score, Mrs. Eckert said, is complex—"it's not a 'pretty' story, so it's difficult to act and sing convincingly"—but the music is not atonal, "with all those leaps and intervals." "There are many melody lines," she said, "some of The public is Invited to thisj off j ces both Reichardt stores, week's sessions in Meredith | tne West Des Moines State Hall, Room 106, at 9:10 a.m. ! g^ anc i the Auditorium. beginning Tuesday and ending Thursday. Dr. Paul Willis, Drake professor of political sci- major paintings to the Art ience, is institute director. Center. Topics, moderators and pan- Titled "Dutches* 1966," "Ani-jelists for the remaining ses- through Aug. 3. Before leaving for New York and the Pratt Institute where he is a professor of art, McNeil gave three of his drecl al Pi - - «_ ••••^W| «••»* WWOM| *•».•••». - their rough language, such as j them reminiscent of t r a a few 'bastards' and 'sons of j ditional Tnere are re . bitches,' and my words, although milder, are also in everyday speech. "For example, Sally taunts Donovan, singing, 'Little ol' gal you always wanted . . . you better have her.' She also rie- c u r r i n g orchestral themes which .lames Dixon's musicians bring out. There's a direction and plan in Professor Turner's music, with some very beautiful phrases and lines. table imprints in the rock. The Japanese prints, single studies of actors executed in vivid colors, are the first to be owned by the University of Iowa and negotiations are underway to acquire several others. Museum officials point out that the Japanese print had considerable influence on French painting in the second half of the Nineteenth Century. Wilke explains that the line- alism and asymmetrical com- ta 1968," and "Matriarchal Fig-! slons are: ure 1969," they are all abstract canvases in which rudimentary figures are perceived amid a riot of intense colors and heavy pigmentation. Commenting on this gift, James T. Demetrion, director of the Art Center, said that "The Art Center is immensely proud and delighted to have this gift." He added that "Mr. McNeil TUESDAY— "Intergovernmental Co-o eration In lowa"— Moderator: Robert . Hays, executive director. League of lowa Municipalities; Panelists: Robert Mlckle, p- E. ;tor of planning "lannms Commls lellsts: Rol '-••"- 1 ' lowa Reqion Mayor Eldon ffl Leonard, Ankeny; David L. Paulsmeyer, research associate, Institute of Public Affairs, and hal Taylor, assistant lo the director, Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Planning Association. WEDNESDAY — "The 'Model Cities' Approach — Problems and Prospects"—Moderator: Michael Casey, budget and research officer. Finance Department, City of Des Moines! Panelists: Ralph J. ' Gulsinger, chairman. Model Cities Planning. Board, Des Moines: Culsinger, chairman, . _nning Board. Charles VanderLlnden, Ir. member Des Moines City Council; and Russell Pounds, director, Model Cities Planning Board, Des Moines. THURSDAY—"Equal R I g h t s—How I Safety Winners ! Named by WHO A Grinnell housewife and a Laurel teen-ager Saturday were named winners in a statewide rural safety contest. They are Mrs. Clarence Foster, Grinnell, the senior winner, and Paula Gaunt, 15, of Laurel, the junior winner. Other senior winners are Mrs. C. L. Watkins of Grinnell, and Mrs. Ruth Dunn, Route 3, Mount Pleasant. Other junior winners are Regina Fett of Adair, and Richard Bishops, 11, Route 3, Pleasantville. ••is one of the outstanding contemporary painters working and this is an important addition to the Art Center's collection of contemporary art." McNeil's residency in Des wucn progress Are we waning in lowa?"— Moderator: the Rev. James A. Harris, minister, Forest Avenue Baptist Churcn, Des Moines, and lowa director, National Education Association; Panelists: Alvln Hayes, executive director, lowa Civil Rights Commission) Parry Hooks, director, TKjman Rights Commission, Des Moines; Russell Nash, president, lowa Human Rights Coalition, and Noldan Gentry, Entrants in the twenty-tourir annual contest wrote on the im portance of safety to rural lows and shared in a total of $100 ir prizes given by radio statior WHO. Best Entrance Lines in Were position that distinguishes r "I've learned a'great deal j these prints influenced Degas, from this opera, and I've also : Manet and Van Gogh. learned about trollops—at least! i from the stage point of view. ! i Just so the audience knows that An exhibition of paintings by 'I'm not one." George McNeil, who left last "Distinctively Yours, With Excellence Built in . America ................. »" . Hov/ the West Was Won ..... a'r. Htufm: Impresario March ....... John H R.agi Conducted by the compo.c- From Sea to Shinina Sea Ward-arr. Whitne/ John Whaley, oass Hov/ Hiqh t»e Moon ...... Lewis Hamilton The Jill Band Onward Christian Soldiers ....... SuHivir March: Battle of the Winds ......... Duble The Municipal Band concerts are financed by a grant from the Trust Funds of the Recording Industry, obtained through co-operation of Local 75, American Federation of Musicians. and by an allotment from mu- f iiicipal recreation funds. COFFEE, Continued jrom Page One TV spectacular for our money- There was just this one little thing that bothered me: Neil Armstrong's first words upon setting foot on the moon. "That's one small step for man. one giant leap for mankind." That's a litlle arty, a little pretentious. It has beads of perspiration on it. You could toll that he'd been sitting around for weeks thinking up something significant to say when he stepped out on the lunar surface. If you work that hard on it you'd better come up with something comparable to the opening passage of "A Tale of Two Cities." rpHE BEST entrance lines 1 of, history — Stanley's ••[Jr. Livingstone, I pre- 'sume'.'", Lindbergh's "I'm Charles Lindbergh." — have a spontaneous quality to them. Actually. I thought it would be a gas if Armstrong, when he stepped out of the LM, had turned to the television camera and said: "I'm Charles Lindbergh." Thai would have blown Cronkite's mind. Or, failing that, he could t have said: "The moon, I pre- BUILT TO YOUR ORDER sume?" Or, putting things in historical perspective: "What hath Wright wrought?" Even "Diz muss be der place" would have been better than that step-leap line. O/i, well, it's too late to cry over spilled epigrams. // they'd wanted clever lines jrom the moan they'd have sent Bob Hope. It's time now to lurn back lo our earthbound problems. Like, when is O.J. Simpson going to sign with the Buffalo Bills? —Donald Kaul MASSAGE ROLLER 0 available a camBlaie sanction o rclsi and renaimlallon «quipm«nl ludipi Manual Bicycle Exerciser, 1 Vibrators, Electric Blcvch ixer- includini Manual Bl Bill VlbVlors, Electi ciseri, teijoralari, Jauna, chairs. Walkers « many ether items. HOCKENBERQ HOSPITAL SUPPLY CO. 2ND & WALNUT PHONE 288-4602 "Iowa's Center lor Sickrp Supplies i iauipman ckrpom en/' William R. Johnson, FIC, honored with membership in 1969 Million Dollar Round Table Lutheran Brotherhood it proud of William R. Johnson, FIC, Belmond. Because of hii exceptional competence in meeting the insurance needs of Lutheran families, he qualifies for membership in the 1969 Million Dollar Round Table — the nation's leading honorary insurance organization. This ii the tixth year Bill Johnson has qualified for membership in the coveted Million Dollar Round Table. 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